In October, Arizona Public Service (APS) dedicated a 450-kW solar electric generating facility at the Prescott Airport about 100 miles north of Phoenix. The project is financed in part by APS and the 3,000 participants in the utility's Solar Partners program, who pay $2.64 more per month to purchase 15-kWh blocks of solar power.
APS plans to expand the new facility to as much as 5 MW over the next three to five years. In addition to the Prescott project, APS has constructed solar facilities in Flagstaff, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Yuma, Glendale and at Prescott's Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. APS plans to have a total of 3 MW of solar capacity installed systemwide by the end of 2003.
News Release - Prescott Solar Facility To Be Among World's Largest